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Biographical entry Gregory, Augustus Charles (1819 - 1905)

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    Eucalyptus gregoriensis N.G.Walsh & Albr. (1998), 23 January 2013
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Born
1 August 1819
Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Died
25 June 1905
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Surveyor and Explorer

Summary

(Sir) Augustus Charles Gregory was leader of the North Australian Exploring Expedition 1854-1858 and Surveyor-General of Queensland 1859. His work relates to Australian geology and natural history as well as surveying.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Augustus Charles Gregory - Records, 1859 - 1869, OM72-78; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Augustus Charles Gregory - Records, 1842 - 1903, MS 191-8 and Q420-42; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Augustus Charles Gregory - Records, 1819 - 1905, ML MSS 291; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Cumpston, H. J. L., Augustus Gregory and the inland sea, Roebuck Society, Canberra, 1972, 146 pp. Details
  • Glover, John with Bevan, Jenny, The Forgotten Explorers: Pioneer geologists of Western Australia, 1826-1926, Hesperian Press, Victoria Park, W.A., 2010, 246 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Baigent, Elizabeth, 'Sir Augustus Charles Gregory, 1819-1905', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Waterson, D. B., 'Gregory, Sir Augustus Charles (1819-1905), explorer and surveyor-general', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 4, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972, pp. 293-295. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040333b.htm. Details

Edited Books

  • Carruthers, Jane and Stiebel, Lindy (eds), Thomas Baines: Exploring Tropical Australia, 1855 to 1857, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2012, 177 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Burdon, A., 'Taking Stock', Australian Geographic, no. 47, 1997, pp. 46-67. Details
  • Cohen, Kay, 'Augustus Gregory, 'a Biased Civil Servant': an Administrative Perspective', Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, vol. 14, 1992, pp. 393-402. Details
  • Cohn, Helen M., 'Mueller and the North Australian Exploring Expedition', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 163-168. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Science and the making of Victoria, with Royal Society of Victoria, 2001, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/smv/index_g.html. Details
  • Etherington, John, 'Recovering the Imperial Context of the Mid-Victorian Exploration of Northern Australia, 1855-57', in Scott, Anne M., Hiatt, Alfred, McIlroy, Claire and Wortham, Christopher (eds), European Perceptions of Terra Australis, Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, 2012, pp. 33-46. Details

Digital resources

Title
Eucalyptus gregoriensis N.G.Walsh & Albr. (1998)
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Note
The name of this eucalypt refers to the Gregory National Park in the Northern Territory. Neville Walsh and David Albrecht, the authors who named the tree in 1998, also commemorate A.C. Gregory who was the first European to explore the area in 1855-1856.

Details

McCarthy, G.J.